Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

2019/2020 EPO Symphonic Season

We are very excited to share with you the 2019/2020 season of the award-winning Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Please join us in October with Music Director Matthew Jones and experience his vision and enthusiasm as we continue to present engaging classical music concerts in Etobicoke.

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The EPO is inviting submissions for its fifth Young Composers Competition. Original works scored for orchestra will be judged by a three member panel.

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EPO Principal Player Vacancy

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Upcoming Concerts

Nature's Power in Music

Nature's Power in Music

A program that explores the majesty of the natural world and the power of the human imagination. Grieg’s In Autumn, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and selections from Alexander Borodin and Peter Hatch celebrate the breadth of the human experience. Cellist Joseph Johnson joins the EPO for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations dominated by the celebration of elaborate ornamentation.

Tales of a Canadian Pioneer

Tales of a Canadian Pioneer

Music that tells a story of a French Canadian pioneer girl determined to thrive in the north of our great province. Oshawa French Canadian composer Luc Arsenault shares his majestic composition Histoire d’une petite pionnière du Nord (Tale of a Northern Pioneer Girl). Join concerto winners from the North York Music Festival all framed by the majestic Elgar Enigma Variations.

The Gift of Christmas

The Gift of Christmas

Amongst the Christmas cheer of your favourite Christmas repertoire, conductor Matthew Jones trades his baton for a recorder, joined by fellow recorder player Nate Houston and concertmaster Mark Whale in a performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. A fun and lively Holiday celebration with our popular Singalong and Silent Auction.

DISCOVERY SERIES: A Musical Journey Through Time

DISCOVERY SERIES: A Musical Journey Through Time

Join the EPO as it inaugurates a new series designed to explore the vast world of orchestral music. Enter our orchestral time machine and journey from Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzoni of the renaissance, Bach’s compositions from the baroque era, the romanic music of Tchaikovsky all the way back to our own 21st century with Canadian John Estacio's Frenergy.

The Swirl of Humanity

The Swirl of Humanity

The Tragic Overture by Brahms comments dramatically on the spirit of tragedy in human life. Written at the same time as the jubilant Academic Festival Overture, Brahms famously declared “one weeps, the other laughs”.

Shostakovich was more strongly affected by the vagaries of history and politics than most composers, since he lived in a country where "Big Brother" was constantly watching everyone.

It is thought that Shostakovich began his Symphony No. 10 only a few months after Stalin’s death, a political shift that brought forth a time when the Soviet government stopped bullying.

Celebration of Invention

Celebration of Invention

Franz Liszt published “Les Préludes” in 1856, and the term “Symphonic Poem” was born – a work inspiring scenes, images, or moods. Brahms’ mighty Piano Concerto was inspired by the composer’s experiences crossing the Alps to Italy as he drafted his ideas for his monumental second Piano Concerto.

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